Professor Sargent Japanese Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Professor Sargent'


Member Price: $49.95

Professor Sargent Japanese Camellia
Professor Sargent Japanese Camellia
Professor Sargent Japanese Camellia

Professor Sargent Japanese Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Professor Sargent'

Price: $54.95

Member Price: $49.95

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The Professor Sargent Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica 'Professor Sargent') is a stunning, evergreen shrub that is highly prized for its striking flowers and lush foliage. This versatile and easy-to-grow plant brings color and elegance to any garden or landscape.

The Overall Plant

Professor Sargent's Japanese Camellia is a medium-sized shrub that typically grows to a height of 8 to 10 and a width of 6 to 8 feet. This plant is suitable for USDA hardiness zones 7 to 9 and thrives in partial shade to dappled sunlight. It prefers moist, well-draining, acidic soil rich in organic matter. The camellia is relatively low-maintenance, requiring only occasional pruning to maintain its shape and size. It is often used as a specimen plant, foundation planting, or in mixed borders, adding a touch of elegance and charm to any garden.

The Flowers

The most remarkable feature of the Professor Sargent Japanese Camellia is its dazzling flowers. These blooms appear from late winter to early spring, providing a burst of color when the rest of the garden is still dormant. The flowers are large, up to 4 inches in diameter, and feature semi-double to double, deep red petals arranged in a stunning, peony-like formation. The blooms contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage, creating an eye-catching display in the garden. The flowers also make excellent cut flowers for arrangements, allowing you to bring their beauty indoors.

The Foliage

In addition to its showstopping flowers, the Professor Sargent Japanese Camellia also boasts attractive, evergreen foliage. The leaves are glossy, dark green, and elliptical in shape, providing a lush backdrop for the vibrant blooms. The evergreen nature of this camellia means that it provides year-round color and interest, even when not in bloom. Its foliage can be used in floral arrangements as well, adding texture and depth to any design.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 8-10 ft.

Mature width: 6-8 ft.

Sunlight: Partial-Full Shade

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 7-9